Benita M. Elder
Benita M. Elder

February 16, 1932 - January 6, 2017
Born in Little Rock, AR
Resided in Clio, MI
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ELDER, Benita M. – of Clio, age 84, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at Maple Woods Manor. A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Westside Church, 5090 Pasadena Ave., Flushing, MI. Pastor Ed Emmerling officiating. Contributions may be made to the family.

Benita was born February 16, 1932 in Little Rock, AR to the late Raymond and Ethel (Latham) Paul. She was a resident of Flint since 1951. Benita married Clois Elder December 1949. He preceded her in death on January 11, 1995. Mrs. Elder was a waitress at Merry Inn for many years. She loved playing bingo, watching westerns, listening to old country music and gospel music.

Surviving are: Children: Patricia Quinn of Clio, Richard (Kelly) Elder of Jacksonville, FL, Dorothy (Jim) Norris of Flint, Ethel (Kenneth) Uhlbeck of Newberry; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; Siblings: Robert (Betty) Pulley of MO, Raymond (Frances) Paul of MO, Brenda (Art) Baggett of MO, Bruce Paul of CA; many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth R. Elder. Please sign our guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at

O'Guinn Family Funeral Home
Clio Chapel

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Westside Church
5090 Pasadena Ave.
Flushing, MI 48433
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:00 AM